WESTCHESTER COUNTY, N.Y. – In honor of its 10th anniversary, Westchester Magazine’s Wine & Food Festival is launching a new inaugural event, the Wine Collectors’ Dinner. Guests are invited to play a key role by attending — participating — and sharing — their best wine with other wine aficionados as they enjoy a unique one-of-a-kind dinner.
The Wine Collectors’ Dinner is a unique opportunity for guests to share and taste rare vintages with each other — for the ultimate “immersion” experience! The night begins with a champagne reception as guests meet and mingle with others, followed by a sumptuous four-course dinner prepared by renowned Chef Peter X. Kelly. Throughout the dinner guests will share one bottle person or one magnum per couple from their personal wine collection with other guests. The event is a tribute to the late Ralph Martinelli, founder of the Wine & Food Festival and former publisher of Westchester Magazine, and is sponsored by Carl Petrillo, Chairman of Yonkers Contracting Company and Desires by Mikolay. A special live Wine Auction will be held, with proceeds to go to Yonkers Partners in Education. For some friendly competition, the event will also include “Wine Awards” for the Most Expensive, Oldest, Rarest, Most Interesting, and more!
Kevin Zraly, renowned author and wine educator stated: “We are so excited to bring this event to the Wine & Food Festival. Putting together great wine with a fabulous menu that Chef Peter Kelly created is sure to attract a fun crowd.”
The event will take place on Friday, September 24 from 6:30-9:30 p.m. at X2O Xaviars on the Hudson, 71 Water Grant Street, Yonkers, NY. Tickets are $185 per person (includes tax & gratuity.) Guests will also bring one bottle of wine per person OR one magnum per couple, to share with other attendees.
Chef Peter X. Kelly stated: “The Wine Collectors’ Dinner, in addition to being a tribute to Ralph Martinelli, will be an opportunity to share some beautiful wines with some beautiful friends while enjoying some beautiful foods”.
For additional information or to purchase tickets visit westchestermagazine.com/winefood